Discover the landing beaches and understand the historical, geographical and human circumstances of the fighting started on June the 6th 1944.
By private transport from Paris or train and then rented car in Caen, the excursion offers to browse countless memory locations, with amongst them the famous beaches, the American cemetery, German bunkers part of the Atlantic wall, museums and coastal towns. Lunch will be proposed in one of the most beautiful cities of Normandy, spared by the dramatic fightings.
• Meeting point: to be confirmed
• Duration: 11h
• Private transport
• From 150€ per person (min: 2 people / max:7)
• More than 7 people: contact us
• Transportation and all sites tickets included.
This day tour will show both natural and built sites related to the Allied landing and Normandy battlefields during the Second World War on Tuesday June 6, 1944.
After a private transport or train ride (optional) from Paris or Caen, the day tour will begin with the Pointe du Hoc to discover the site of one of the most intense battles of D-Day. An hour will be used to go around the bunkers, explanatory panels and amazing traces of the assault such as craters.
The lunch break is planned in one of the local charming towns nearby, on the seaside.
We’ll then drive to the American cemetery at Colleville on the sea, one of the largest in Europe, to visit the short museum dedicated to the landing, but also a passage around the graves, memorials and different memories. Nearby lies the immense beach of Omaha . The largest number of Americans killed on D-Day have fallen here. Several monuments and German bunkers in ruins are dispersed along the beach.
The road along the coast is then taken to go to other beaches, like Juno or Sword, to discover other places of memory, the remains of the artificial harbor, capital for the effort of allied war, but also a large number of German defenses, some of which still have their guns.
The tour will end with a visit to a fascinating museum devoted to the conflict and to the Allied attack resulting with fierce fighting and widespread destruction in the city.
A two-day excursion can also be organized with the visit of amazing and little known sites in more remote areas of Normandy.
Return to Paris, at the end of the day, by car or by train, is planned at 9 pm in Paris.